For those of you who are fans of safe drinking water, toilets, and country and/or western music, you'll dig this. I just heard from Jenny Dyer at Senator Frist's foundation about The Brad Paisley H2O World Tour 2010.
As a quick aside, Senator Frist (former Majority Leader of the Senate Frist) was a driving force behind the Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which most recently received a $315m appropriation from the U.S. Congress to bring safe drinking water and sanitation to struggling communities in developing countries. If Bill Frist likes Brad Paisley, I like Brad Paisley, so go see the concerts and write HFHH a check. And please report back to me on the Chevy H2O FLW fishing simulator - very curious...
Hope Through Healing Hands Announces
The Water=Hope Campaign in partnership with
The Brad Paisley H2O World Tour 2010
Nashville, TN – Hope Through Healing Hands (HTHH) announces the title of its upcoming campaign for clean, safe water around the world: The Water=Hope Campaign.
Last Monday, March 22, 2010 was World Water Day, a day to draw attention to the one out of five people around the world who lack access to safe drinking water, and Brad Paisley announced the first leg of his highly anticipated 2010 tour, H2O World Tour presented by Chevy. Hope Through Healing Hands is excited to partner with Brad Paisley and his H20 Tour 2010 with a campaign for clean, safe water.
The Water=Hope Campaign will promote awareness and advocacy for safe water, adequate sanitation, and improved hygiene, especially in low-income countries. At each show, HTHH will have a booth to distribute literature and encourage people to learn more about how they can get involved. Prior to the show, fans will have the opportunity to text their donations to support clean water initiatives around the globe.
With donations made to the campaign at each tour stop, HTHH will be digging wells and purifying water here in the U.S. and in some of the areas in the world that are in the most desperate need for clean, safe water.
H2O World Tour will include a “Water World Plaza,” sponsored by Sea Ray Boats and Skinny Water, and will turn every city into a water festival. Focal point in the Plaza area will be the “Water World Plaza Stage” featuring emerging new stars Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson. The tour extravaganza will open each day at 4:00pm with music starting at 5:00pm. In addition to the music stage there will be multiple water-themed activities – including a Chevy H2O FLW fishing simulator, dunking booth, Hope Through Healing Hands’ campaign booth, and more.
H2O World Tour will hit more than 75 cities in the United States, Canada and Europe over the next 12 months. Chevy is title sponsor for the tour. Special guests for the tour will include Darius Rucker and Justin Moore. Appropriately, Paisley’s current hit single is “Water,” from his American Saturday Night album.
About Hope Through Healing Hands:
Hope Through Healing Hands is a Nashville-based 501(c) (3) that promotes improved quality of life for citizens and communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. HTHH supports health students and residents to do service and training in underserved clinics around the world. For more information, go to www.hopethroughhealinghands.org.